Mango-Tahini Smoothie

Whole Living, January/February January/February 2013
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  • 1 cup slightly thawed frozen mango
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Blend mango, tahini, lime juice, and water until smooth.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (23)

  • 21 Mar, 2013

    Sweet, smooth, and a bit earthy...I was full for hours. Made just as recipe states.

  • 9 Mar, 2013

    At first, all I tasted was the tahini, but I got used to it and ended up really enjoying this smoothie. For everyone that is looking for ideas for all that left over tahini: use it to make your own hummus, salad dressing, asian sauce for noodles, or in a marinade for meats.

  • 27 Feb, 2013

    Loved it,had to make it without tahini didn't find it where i'm at. it was delicious had it this morning (its my first day)

  • 24 Feb, 2013

    tasted a little too tahini-y for me at first (and I am Middle Eastern and love tahini) so I added a little more water and half a banana for a little more substance. Sipping on it as we speak - delicious and refreshing! never would have thought to use tahini

  • 19 Feb, 2013

    very light and delicious!

  • 18 Feb, 2013

    The recipe was pretty good but my sister and I are in agreement that tahini is an acquired taste (sort of earthy, clean dirt taste) as well as being expensive. Also I am left with a whole jar of it left over, I have been eating it with pears which is pretty good :)

  • 3 Feb, 2013

    LOVED it!! Made it exactly as directed. On my forever list.

  • 31 Jan, 2013

    That was supposed to say "This smoothie was really good..."

  • 31 Jan, 2013

    This smoothie. I've never used tahini before and now I have a full jar of it. Guess I'll be looking for tahini recipes.

  • 30 Jan, 2013

    I was really nervous about the recipe. I thought the combination of mango and tahini was odd, but for me it totally worked. I think this is my new favorite smoothie.

  • 29 Jan, 2013

    My favorite smoothie recipe ever...its definitely getting me through my first week of detox. I was nervous as I'm not a fan of tahini but it doesn't bother me (although my boyfriend does say tastes like drinking Chinese food....?) in this. I do substitute green tea for the water, just because I'm a 12 cup a day coffee drinker and need the caffeine

  • 28 Jan, 2013

    I also added almond butter instead of tahini and increased to 3/4 cup of water since the smoothie was pretty thick. Not my favourite recipe but it won't prevent me from carrying on.

  • 27 Jan, 2013

    I also used coconut water instead of water.

  • 27 Jan, 2013

    Was out of tahini so I used almond butter like the other reviewer said. Good addition. I don't think I'll ever use the tahini.

  • 25 Jan, 2013

    Not sure why they chose tahini for this fruit recipe ... even when I was adding it I thought, "This shouldn't go together." While I am drinking it, I am looking for an alternative to tahini. I understand we are cutting out animal products the first week like dairy, maybe freeze rice or coconut milk to add thickness. Hmm ...

  • 25 Jan, 2013

    I loved it :)

  • 25 Jan, 2013

    Tahini for breakfast was awful. I will stick to using it in dips and dressings.

    For this recipe, next time I'm using almond butter instead.

  • 24 Jan, 2013

    I used a 1/2 tbsp. of the Tahini so the taste wasn't so overwhelming.

  • 23 Jan, 2013

    I used fresh mango and added a little plain yogurt. The tahini has a strong flavor but it is still tasty!

  • 22 Jan, 2013

    Very good. My store did not have just frozen mango, so I purchased frozen mixed fruit. A great way to start the day.

  • 22 Jan, 2013

    The store did not have just frozen mango, so I got mixed fruit. This taste very good.

  • 22 Jan, 2013

    This one, to me, kind of tasted like drinking hummus, thanks to the tahini. It wasn't too good for me, but I'm looking forward to trying other recipes!

  • 20 Jan, 2013

    This was a delicious way to start the detox! I will definitely make this again, and I was thrilled that the slightly thawed mango made perfect finger food for my baby!